The Sweeney

The Sweeney (1975)

26 mistakes in season 3

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Selected Target - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: When Kibber, Oates and Finch are riding in the Ford Zephyr after swapping cars after walking over the railway bridge, they pass the same blue and red parked van twice, and also the same rubbish skip with the same cars parked behind it twice.

Lady Luck - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: The man who is robbed at the bookies arrives in a mauve Jaguar that he parks outside the shop, but a few moments earlier, when the robber is crossing the road to enter the shop, he passes the same mauve Jaguar, which is already parked outside the shop.

In from the Cold - S3-E2

Other mistake: During the hold up when Medhurst is sprung from the police van, the breakdown truck used to pull the doors of the van reverses towards the police van twice after releasing the chains off the doors before driving away, and the camera lights are reflected in the side of the white getaway car.

May - S3-E7

Continuity mistake: When the squad are following Don on the motorbike in their white Ford Cortina they turn outside a shop called "Chelsea Typewriters". In the shots taken inside the car there is a white Riley parked between the red Fiat and silver Datsun, but in exterior shots there is a space where the Riley is parked.

On the Run - S3-E13

Character mistake: When Mrs Haldane is giving her statement to Regan she tells him that Cook was wearing dark glasses when she saw him outside her neighbour's house, but Cook wasn't wearing any glasses.

On the Run - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: When Cook throws "Uncle" down the stairs and then out the window the actor playing "Uncle" has so obviously been replaced by a stunt double who has more hair of a darker colour than the actor.

Sweet Smell of Succession - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: The first scene when Steven and Arlene are in the office you can see a major road through the windows behind them. When the camera is on them in alternate shots the vehicles seen on the road in the first shots should been seen when the angle changes but are not.

Taste of Fear - S3-E5

Visible crew/equipment: In the final scene when Daniels is helping Hargreaves into the car, camera lights and crew members are reflected in the side of the car.

Visiting Fireman - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: In the final scene, when Regan is mixing a drink while on the phone to Carter, he opens the fridge and pulls a green bottle out and puts it on the worktop. The scene cuts back to Carter, but when it cuts back to Regan the bottle has disappeared and Regan is pulling ice cubes out of an ice bucket that wasn't there before. Also another green bottle on the worktop has moved away from the wall.

Visiting Fireman - S3-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When Regan is at the petrol station and the mechanic finds the bomb in his car, as the cashier runs out screaming the camera lights are reflected in the glass door. (00:27:15)

On the Run - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: Carter arrives at the hotel to tell Regan about Cook escaping. Regan introduces his girlfriend to Carter as Pat Knightly, but later on when Regan phones the hotel to ask to speak to Miss Knightly Carter asks "is that Pat's name, 'Knightly'?"

Loving Arms - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: When Regan and Carter search Blakeley's garage the squad car is parked to the left of the garage entrance, after they have returned to the car the shots from inside the car show it is parked across the garage entrance.

Sweet Smell of Succession - S3-E8

Revealing mistake: After the car chase, when the Jaguar crashes and the driver gets out you can see that the Jag's drivers seat is fitted with a motor racing harness instead of the normal road seat belt for the stunt.

Sweet Smell of Succession - S3-E8

Revealing mistake: When Tarley is hitting Arlene in the face you can see that his hand passes in front of Arlene's face, not actually hitting her, and when he hits her the third time, Arlene reacts too soon and moves her head before she is hit.

Selected Target - S3-E1

Other mistake: The registration number of the Blue Triumph 2500pi squad car is TPA931N on the rear and UUV931N on the front.

Loving Arms - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: When the squad car pulls up outside Blakeney's garage, in the shots outside the car there is a large space between the red mini parked behind, but in the shots inside the squad car the red mini is parked directly behind.

Loving Arms - S3-E11

Visible crew/equipment: When Regan and Carter are unloading the boot of the squad car the camera light is reflected in the side of the car.

Pay Off - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: After the shootout at the quarry when the squad go back to their vehicles, some of the vehicles have changed location from where they were parked when they arrived, and the white Ford Cortina has disappeared.

Down to You, Brother - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: In Owen's flat when Debbie asks Owen if she can move in with him the budgie in the cage changes position between shots.

Down to You, Brother - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: When Meadows is riding in his Rolls Royce he gives his driver some money to buy a present, the Rolls is about to pass two parked cars - a yellow Daf and a blue Maxi - at the end of this scene the Rolls passes the same two parked cars a second time.

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